As a transfer student, you have unique needs — whether you transfer during your freshman year or are an adult student looking for a second degree — and we are here to help.
We are focused on making the transfer process as smooth as possible so you can focus on what truly matters — getting your bachelor's degree.
Transfer Admissions Requirements
Below are the top factors that SUNY Plattsburgh considers in a transfer applicant, in relative order of importance.
- Cumulative Grade Point Average — SUNY Plattsburgh recommends a 2.30 cumulative GPA for admission to most programs. The nursing RN-to-B.S. and social work programs require a minimum 2.5 GPA and all education programs require a minimum 3.0 GPA. GPA is calculated across all colleges or universities attended.
- Coursework Completed — Students who are taking competitive, challenging academic programs will be viewed with preference for admission. Courses related to the student's intended program of study will also be reviewed closely.
- Academic Trend — Students who have shown an upward GPA trend on a semester-by-semester basis will be viewed favorably for admission.
- High School Transcript and SAT/ACT score — Transfer students with less than 24 college credits completed after high school will be asked to submit this information in addition to their college transcripts. All information will be taken into consideration in the admissions review process. For more information, view our freshman admissions requirements.
- Letter of Recommendation and Essay (recommended) — All transfer applicants are strongly encouraged to submit a recommendation letter and an essay.
Cardinal Pathways Program
The Cardinal Pathways Program is a pre-enrollment program designed to help students make a successful transition to SUNY Plattsburgh after a year of study at another two or four year college or university.